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My Philosophy of Product Building (Part II)

Building your v1

25 Nov 30, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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My Philosophy of Product Building

Mastering the art of 0 to 1

83 Nov 23, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Technology Waves and How to Ride Them

Advice for Generalist Founders

43 Nov 16, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Status as a Disservice

The blue check fiasco reveals a shallow understanding of how status motivates participation in social networks. Here is a deeper look.

47 Nov 9, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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What to Do After You Launch

Say you just launched a product to a group of users for the first time. What now?

45 Nov 2, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Writing with Machines

How AI will—and won’t—change writing

85 Oct 26, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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How Lex Happened

25,000 users in 24 hours

92 Oct 19, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Will the Metaverse replace PCs?

Meta thinks it will, and they are betting everything on it.

81 Oct 12, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Good Positioning Makes Everything Easier

Here’s how to do it well

67 🔒 Oct 5, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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The Infinite Article

How close are we to having a personal AI that can write the perfect thing just for us?

43 Sep 28, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Figma’s Layered Lessons

Or, how to learn something useful from big events

77 Sep 21, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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What is a Business?

An expansive question that has surprisingly practical value

74 🔒 Sep 14, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Book Review: Slouching Towards Utopia

The origins of economic progress, and what comes next

44 🔒 Sep 7, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Intelligent Tools

A third revolution in software is happening, and we’re just beginning to understand it.

98 🔒 Aug 31, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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⚠️ Time to BeWorried ⚠️

Viral photo app BeReal has a unique feature, but not a unique network.

92 Aug 24, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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How Every Executes: two tweaks that generated ~54% more paid subscribers

Real data from our business showing how execution is exponential

23 🔒 Aug 17, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Execution is Exponential

The math that quantifies how much execution matters

105 🔒 Aug 10, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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How Power Works in the Writing Industry

A market analysis, Divinations-style

13 🔒 Aug 3, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Instagram’s Existential Bet

They’re betting the farm on Reels. Will it blow up in their face?

92 🔒 Jul 27, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Finding Power: How To Do Market Analysis

A step-by-step process for uncovering the power dynamics that govern any industry

51 Jul 20, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Did Medium Succeed?

The past, present, and future of writing on the internet

145 Jul 13, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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What kind of company do you want to build?

Scale, speed, or freedom: choose two

81 🔒 Jun 29, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Mastering the Market Cycle, by Howard Marks

My chapter-by-chapter summary, with notes and reactions

5 🔒 May 20, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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How To Time The Market (Or Not)

A Book Review of “Mastering the Market Cycle”

9 May 20, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Why Sh*t is Hitting the Fan

How the Fed accidentally scuttled your Series B, simply explained

42 🔒 May 12, 2022 by Nathan Baschez